The purple pasque flower with a few iberis blossoms. This is a very well behaved and good plant.
The little trillium had one early bloom that has turned pink by April 8th and another later bloom that is still while. It is nice to see this trillium expanding. I have not seen the two trilliums in the woodland this year. I hope they are still there. I pull out blue bells from around them. I hope this does not disturb them too much.
The pink pasque flower. The pasque flowers and the trillium are all in the same area, near the magnolia tree in the front garden.
The arabis is always a welcome sight in the spring time. The plants are spreading in the whole area of the strip between our driveways. They have bulbs and shrubs growing up through them. The tall bearded irises are now coming into bloom with the carpet of arabis under them. I should move some of these plants into the area where I have taken out birds nest spruce and will be taking out a heather. I plan to get azaleas to fill in the bare spots. Azaleas will look good with this white carpet, since the bloom at the same time.
This is a patch of blue bells in the strip between our driveways that I let grow and then take off the blooms before they go to seed. Hopefully that will keep these blue bells from taking over. There is a few daffodils that have finished blooming with the blue bells.
opps loaded this one twice and don't know how to remove it.
Tulip along the driveway strip.. do not remember the variety.
Also along the driveway strip in front of the cedar hedge. This is a lily flowering one that is almost finished blooming.
Also along the driveway strip.
Another lily flowered tulip. I should have taken earlier photos of these ones.
A gorgeous big glowing white tulip with multiple petals. It looks great against the dark green hedge. I had dandilions and other weeds growing along the strip and have since then weeded and trimmed back some of the shrubs. The St. Johns worte will need to be clipped down after it blooms, as it is looking quite ragged. I must get the ivy out of that bed also. I am trying to get rid of the invasive plants i have in my garden. It is slow going to get them all out.
I have several time consuming hobbies that I enjoy. Gardening was my first passion. When I got my computer my garden suffered some neglect but for all that the garden still looks pretty good.
To those two I have more recently added photography. Photography relates to all of my hobbies, as well as to travel, and seems to tie them all together.
I have a high maintenance, wonderfull husband, who remains the primary interest.
Canon EOS Elan 7e - 35 mm - Feb 2015 - traded the camera body to Kerrisdale Cameras - Lens: Canon EF 28 - 135 mm F/3.5 - 5.6 IS Canon EF 50mm F/1.4 USM Canon EF 28 - 90 mm F/1.4 - 5.6
Canon Powershot A50 - digital - Lens: 4.3 - 10.8 mm 1:2.6 - 4.0
Canon Powershot S3 IS - digital - Lens: 12X 6.0 - 72.0 mm 1:2 -3.5 USM - Canon 58mm Close Up lens 500D - Canon tele-converter TC-DC58B 1.5x - Canon wide converter WC-DC58A 0.75x
Canon EOS Rebel Tli or 500d - uses same lenses and filters as the Canon Elan 7e
Holga 120S - Lens: 60 mm 1:8 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W560 - Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar in camera panorama wide angle lens Canon Powershot SX60 HS traded my SX40 to upgrade to SX60 - Feb 2015 Lens: 43.8 - 247.0 mm 1:3.4 - 6.5 USM, wide angle with 60X optical zoom